Anat Ebgi Gallery in Los Angeles will present Chris Coy’s first solo show, “A Little Death” from September 10th to October 22nd.
Late 18th century France brought us decapitation and, in equal measure, rococo, with its playful, effervescent brush strokes and soothing pastel radiance. Fragonard’s grand gesture of “The Swing” was as much a sweeping erotic spectacle of ancien régime courtship as it was a prologue to the sanguine collapse of the French social order.
Comprising a new series of painting, installation and video work, Coy expands on his use of themes blending frivolity with horror, sublimated psychological desire and sanctified experience. A mural-sized oil painting of airbrushed chrome mines the surface language of rococo, linking the movement’s attentiveness to sensuality and form.
Chris Coy “A Little Death”
Date: September 10th – October 22nd, 2016
Open: 11:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Sunday and Monday)
Place: ANAT EBGI GALLERY
Address: 2660 S La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
Tel: +1 310 838 2770
Text: Aya Shomura